# Converting Feet/Inches/Fractions to Decimal Format

Lot's of numbers to deal with, and no, not very useful for picking lottery numbers. But if you understand the basic concepts it does take the gamble out of converting these numbers and you are sure to be a winner.

Inch | Decimal Value of a Foot |

1 inch | 0.0833 |

2 inches | 0.167 |

3 inches | 0.25 |

4 inches | 0.333 |

5 inches | 0.417 |

6 inches | 0.5 |

7 inches | 0.583 |

8 inches | 0.667 |

9 inches | 0.75 |

10 inches | 0.833 |

11 inches | 0.917 |

12 inches | 1 |

Fraction | Decimal Value of an Inch |

1/16 | 0.0625 |

1/8 | 0.125 |

3/16 | 0.1875 |

1/4 | 0.25 |

5/16 | 0.3125 |

3/8 | 0.375 |

7/16 | 0.4375 |

1/2 | 0.5 |

9.16 | 0.5625 |

5/8 | 0.625 |

11/16 | 0.6875 |

3/4 | 0.75 |

13/16 | 0.8125 |

7/8 | 0.875 |

15/16 | 0.9375 |

Example

Converting 7'- 4 3/4" to a decimal value.

If you are like me, I would say the 7' stays a 7' for now.

I look at the charts 4" = 0.333 3/4" = 0.75

0.333 + 0.75 = 1.083" + 7" = 8.083

and I would write the whole thing as 8.083 in decimal format.

Of course you can't add a decimal value of a foot to a decimal value of an inch without converting the fraction's decimal inch value to a decimal foot value.

Try again:

Converting 7'- 4 3/4" to a decimal value.

7' stays a 7' for now.

4" = 0.333 (converting to decimal foot value by dividing by 12)

3/4" = 0.75 (converting fraction to decimal by dividing numerator by denominator) / 12 (converting to decimal foot value by dividing by 12) = 0.0625

0.333 + 0.0625 = 0.3955 + 7'= 7.3955

Writing 7'- 4 3/4" in decimal value = 7.3955

Divide the number of inches by 12

Example:

2" / 12 = 0.16667

5" / 12 = 0.41667

Change the inch into a fraction using the same denominator as the fraction, add the fraction to this amount and divide numerator by the denominator.

2 1/4"

8/4 + 1/4= 9/4"

9/4 = 2.25"

3 11/16"

48/16 + 11/16= 59/16"

59/16 = 3.6875"

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Converting 7'- 4 3/4" to a decimal value.

If you are like me, I would say the 7' stays a 7' for now.

I look at the charts 4" = 0.333 3/4" = 0.75

0.333 + 0.75 = 1.083" + 7" = 8.083

and I would write the whole thing as 8.083 in decimal format.

Of course you can't add a decimal value of a foot to a decimal value of an inch without converting the fraction's decimal inch value to a decimal foot value.

Try again:

Converting 7'- 4 3/4" to a decimal value.

7' stays a 7' for now.

4" = 0.333 (converting to decimal foot value by dividing by 12)

3/4" = 0.75 (converting fraction to decimal by dividing numerator by denominator) / 12 (converting to decimal foot value by dividing by 12) = 0.0625

0.333 + 0.0625 = 0.3955 + 7'= 7.3955

Writing 7'- 4 3/4" in decimal value = 7.3955

1/16 | 0.0625 | 0.005208 | |

1/8 | 0.125 | 0.001042 | |

3/16 | 0.1875 | 0.015625 | |

1/4 | 0.25 | 0.020883 | |

5/16 | 0.3125 | 0.026004 | |

3/8 | 0.375 | 0.03125 | |

7/16 | 0.4375 | 0.036458 | |

1/2 | 0.5 | 0.041666 | |

9.16 | 0.5625 | 0.046875 | |

5/8 | 0.625 | 0.05208 | |

11/16 | 0.6875 | 0.057291 | |

3/4 | 0.75 | 0.0625 | |

13/16 | 0.8125 | 0.0677 | |

7/8 | 0.875 | 0.72916 | |

15/16 | 0.9375 | 0.078125 | |

1 inch | 12/12 | 1 | 0.0833 |

2 inches | 24/12 | 2 | 0.167 |

3 inches | 36/12 | 3 | 0.25 |

4 inches | 48/12 | 4 | 0.333 |

5 inches | 60/12 | 5 | 0.417 |

6 inches | 72/12 | 6 | 0.5 |

7 inches | 84/12 | 7 | 0.583 |

8 inches | 96/12 | 8 | 0.667 |

9 inches | 108/12 | 9 | 0.75 |

10 inches | 120/12 | 10 | 0.833 |

11 inches | 132/12 | 11 | 0.917 |

12 inches | 144/12 | 12 | 1 |

**Converting inches to decimal**

Divide the number of inches by 12

Example:

2" / 12 = 0.16667

5" / 12 = 0.41667

**Converting inches plus fraction to decimal**

Change the inch into a fraction using the same denominator as the fraction, add the fraction to this amount and divide numerator by the denominator.

2 1/4"

8/4 + 1/4= 9/4"

9/4 = 2.25"

3 11/16"

48/16 + 11/16= 59/16"

59/16 = 3.6875"

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